Mar. 27, 2018
By Leonardo Gottems, reporter for Agropages
BASF has launched Bomvoro in Brazil, which promises to be an effective solution for the efficient treatment of soybean seeds.
The manufacturer's suggestion is to associate the product with Standak TOP, which is a fungicide/insecticide of protective action (Pyraclostrobin), systemic (Methyl Thiophanate) and contact and ingestion (Fipronil).
According to BASF, the product has a cutting-edge technology that promotes the growth of the aerial and root parts of the plant, contributes to the increase in biological fixation of nitrogen and leaves the plants greener.
This year, the estimate is that the yield of soybeans will stay at some 55.66 bags of 60 kilograms per hectare, according to the Mato Grosso Institute of Agricultural Economics. Alexandre Kurosaki, territorial marketing manager at BASF, explains that though there are favorable estimates, a guarantee is needed that the crop reaches the maximum productivity, and cites Bomvoro as an ally for the correct treatment of seeds. “A crop conducted with seeds not treated can generate losses that vary between 10% and 40% and is directly related to stand failures, due to bad germination and development of seedlings, deficient sowing, incidence of plagues and diseases, time of sowing and climate conditions,” said Kurosaki.
Bomvoro was launched during the Show Safra BR 163, which takes place last week in the Rio Verde Foundation in Lucas do Rio Verde, Mato Grosso. Besides, BASF has also highlighted other products already known by the rural producer, especially for the control of Asian rust on soybeans, such as the fungicides: Orkestra SC, Ativum, Versatilis, and Status.
The event also marks the presentation of the new rice cultivar BRS A501 CL, which was developed in partnership with the Brazilian Agricultural Research Company (Embrapa). It is the first to have tolerance to BASF herbicide Kifix and is indicated for areas with weed problems or forage to recover degraded pasture.